Photo #: NH 92153
"Finding the Bodies of Captain De Long and his Companions."
Chief Engineer George Melville discovers the bodies of Lieutenant Commander George DeLong, Passed Assistant Surgeon James M. Ambler and Seaman Ah Sam, in the Lena River Delta, Siberia, on 23 March 1882. The three men had died in October or early November 1881.
Woodcut engraved by George T. Andrew after a design by Captain Gronbeck, copied from "The Voyage of the Jeannette ...", Volume II, page 857, edited by Emma DeLong, published in 1884.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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29 August 2003